Creamy Herbed Mashed Potatoes

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Yukon golds make brilliant mashed potatoes, thanks to their balance of waxiness and starch. Because yellow potatoes are more flavorful than others, they don't need a lot of fat to taste rich. Mash them by hand just until creamy--overworking the potatoes will make them gummy.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed peeled Yukon gold potato (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Place potato in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return potato to pan. Add milk and remaining ingredients; mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.
Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough,
October 2003

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 215
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.5g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Calcium: 51mg